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10. The more floorspace seen, the better. Angling the couch here lets more of our pretty hardwood floor show. End table and tall lamp behind the couch act as a faux sofa table.
9. The house should look like you don’t really live there. No pictures of family. No hygiene products out where you can see them.
8. Clearing the counters of as much as possible really does make a difference.
7. Take everything off the refrigerator (even precious picture of our Compassion child).
6. Try to make colors mesh in consecutive rooms. The blue in the placemats on our dining room table and on the window valance help the kitchen and living room mesh.
5. Even if I never use it, a chair out here gives the appearance that one could lay out, get some sun, and read a good book. Meredith even suggested placing a book out there if I knew someone was coming.
4. Some fluffy, colored throw pillows make a world of difference in this room. We also added a lamp on the other table to balance the room some.
3. Cooking smells can turn someone off, but a little baked good on the kitchen island feels homey.
2. Grouping like items helps the house to not feel so cluttered (appliances, electronics, etc).
1. It WILL BE WORTH IT to not really use much of the house if it sells.
I cannot thank Meredith enough for graciously offering to help me and bringing over tons of stuff to decorate with. She’s a saint. REALLY. I could never repay her for what she’s done for me.
If you’re visiting from a carnival, before pictures are here.